Yammy Sun 29-Jan-23 11:23:07
I was asked for tea with others, expecting a cup of tea or coffee with some biscuits. It was very formal with china and cakes that must have taken ages to bake.
Every conversation was butted into with superior knowledge,, name dropping and general bossiness.
Last night we watched "Tea with Mussolini ", and the Maggie Smith character was just what I had encountered.
I have always found the relationship difficult, how do I politely keep out of what might develop? DH says just say no , give no explanation just it is inconvenient. I feel as if I have been through a mangle backwards.
I should add I have been in this situation before and got roped into volunteering for Children's parties and Theatre outings, Buffet suppers you name it.